David

This author David has created 8 entries.

03 May

Year 6 Refugee Stories

Year 6 recently wrote stories about refugees following research into this topic. We researched using videos, pictures, poems and text in order to get a flavour of what life as a refugee could be like. We also had the opportunity to listen to a refugee talk about their experiences and then interview an aid worker about their work in refugee camps. We then used other texts to practice writing different elements of a story for example creating suspense, the beginning of...

31 Oct

Out of Africa Exit Point

For the exit point to our Out of Africa unit we held an early Homo Sapiens Feast. Having researched at school what early man might have eaten and how this differs from our diet today. Students were asked to bring in a dish of food that they thought that might have been eaten at that time. The only stipulation being it had to be finger food as early man did not have knives and forks and meat had to be...

31 Oct

Entry point to Growing Up

For the entry point to our unit on Growing Up we told the children that they are going to enter the Ambrosoli Medical Centre Student Doctor Training Programme and in order to successfully enter the programme children would have to take an entry test to discover more about their co-operation, communication and adaptability. We would then be able to see if they could enter onto the course. The whole idea behind this was to put the children into the role...

30 Oct

Science Fiction Story Writing in 6 Murchison

Recently in 6 Murchison we have been writing science fiction stories as part of our fiction unit on story writing. After finding the common features of science fiction stories we closely analysed a short science fiction story looking at the language used and wrote our own closely aligned version of this story. We then looked in detail at the story Examination Day by Henry Slesar looking at how he created atmosphere, character, setting and led to the reader to believe...

28 Sep

Explanation Text about Child Labour

Recently in Year 6  Murchison, we have written explanation texts about child labour. Having studied some of the language items used in explanation texts we then planned and wrote our own examples. The class decided to write about child labour having studied this issue as part of our Jigsaw PSHE unit. We firstly carried out research using the internet, written texts and videos. After this we planned our text. The introduction pulled the reader into the topic using emotive language...

31 Aug

The Start of Year 6

It has been a busy start of the year in 6 Murchison and the children have written down some of their highlights: These are the children’s own words mixed up to create an overall picture of the first few weeks. When we came back from the holidays we had breaking news, “Friday is your assembly.” Technically it was next Friday. I liked that we got to write our own lines and make up our own plays. Our Assembly was based on...

23 Mar

Yr 5 bridge making

This week year 5 have been learning about bridges. Firstly the students researched about bridges using the internet. They found out about the different types of bridges and later they produced an information poster detailing what they had discovered. We then made examples of different types of bridges, these included am arch bridge, a suspension bridge and a cable-stay bridge. We then thought about what makes bridges strong and the children were given the challenge to make a bridge using...